Moody Blues Cruise 2014, Day One
Today we boarded the ship with the rest of the bands and passengers, and it’s really exciting to be here! We’ve already been meeting other bands, hanging out with the passengers, and reconnecting with people from last year’s cruise. Starship was the “sail away” band starting at 5 pm,
and the other bands/acts that performed today included: The Moody Blues, Heavy Mellow, Cheap Thrill, Glass Hammer, Lighthouse, Shawn Phillips, Danny Vaughn, and Carl Palmer.
I perform tomorrow night for the first time with the Prog Rock Orchestra!
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also known as ELP, are a sporadically active English progressive rock supergroup. They found success in the 1970s and have sold over forty million albums and headlined large stadium concerts. The band consists of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). They are one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands.
While most tribute bands pay homage to one specific band, supergroup Downing Grey pays tribute to the entire genre of progressive rock – covering nine different bands. This Genesis song “Firth of Fifth” is from the 1973 album Selling England by the Pound.
This video was shot live on location at Keegan Ales, Kingston, New York, on December 7th, 2013. This was lead singer Billy Spillane’s first performance with the band, with only ONE REHEARSAL before the gig!
Genesis are an English rock band that formed in 1967. The band consist of their three longest-tenured members: founding members Tony Banks (keyboards) and Mike Rutherford (bass, guitar); and Phil Collins (vocals, drums), who joined in 1970. Former members Peter Gabriel (vocals, flute), Steve Hackett (guitar) and Anthony Phillips (guitar) also played major roles in the band in its early years. Genesis are among the highest-selling recording artists of all time, with approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide.
Sunday, January 26th – last day at NAMM 2014! Starting at 9:30 am with a ridiculously amazing one hour demonstration of PG Music’s Band-In-A-Box, the day continued with talking to the Directors of Digital Strategy and Artist Relations from JAMMIT softwareabout doing a series of keyboard videos for them!